The president of the Monterey County Business Council, has weighed in on the effort to declare Fort Ord a national monument:
Designation of Fort Ord as a national monument would be a sound investment in our future. Tourism is the second largest industry in Monterey County. More than 8.5 million visitors come to the county each year, investing just over $2 billion in the economy and employing 20,900 people.
A new national monument, befitting the cultural and environmental heritage we cherish, would bring more visitors and visibility to the Central Coast.